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Downtown divas

JULY 6—The National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Pittsburgh will host its Downtown Divas Live Music and Networking event from 6-9 p.m. at Villa South Side, 1831 E. Carson St., South Side. Every Wed­nes­day, will be able to enjoy performances from some of the city’s best female vocalist while networking. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-854-4827 or e-mail nawbo@blacktie-pittsburgh.com.

Business series

JULY 7—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Other People’s Money: How Vanguard’s John Boyle Wants to Fix the Mutual Fund Industry and Wall Street.” Lewis Braham, author of “The House That Bogle Built,” will discuss John Bogle’s, of Vanguard Funds, vision for a better investment world and how Vanguard Funds is different from its competitors. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org.

Roundtable discussion

JULY 12—Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council will host is “Neighborhood Block Party: A Round­table Discussion on Planned Giving Best Practices” from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Koppers Building Conference Center, 9th floor, 436 Seventh Ave., Downtown. The roundtable will address topics such as marketing, metrics, stewardship and closing gifts. Registration is requested and the cost is $35 for non-members and lunch is included. For more information, call 412-680-2149 or e-mail office@ppge.net.

Open house

JULY 12—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host an Open House from 5-7 p.m. at the University’s Mellon Board Room, Woodland Road, Oakland. This is an opportunity for interested women to meet the staff, facilitators and past participants while learning about all of their services for women business owners and women in business, such as development classes, workshops and peer mentoring roundtables. Attendees that sign-up at the open house will receive a discount on the program. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or e-mail womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu.

QuickBooks advanced

JULY 14—The Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University will host QuickBooks Advanced Seminar from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the University’s Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The seminar will help individuals become more knowledgeable with the program that is the number one management and accounting tool utilized by start ups and small business entrepreneurs and help one learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics will include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job castings and time tracking. Registration is requested and the cost is $45. For more information, visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.

Business series

JULY 14—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Organizing for Success.” Dennis Snedden, of Time Management Services, will give attendees practical suggestions on how to gain a greater sense of satisfaction from being more productive in both one’s personal and professional life. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org.

PowerBreakfast

JULY 15—The African-American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host their PowerBreakfast Meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The special guest will be Senator Wayne Fontana of the Pennsylvania Senate. He will discuss the follow-up on his announced intent to fight to restore separate line items for Small Business, Local Development Districts, Industrial Resource Centers and Industrial Development Corporations within the state budget, the new budget process and the Senator’s advocacy role for small businesses. Reservations are required by July 13. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail information@aaccwp.com.

(To have information on Business Calendar, send information at least two weeks in advance to: 315 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219; Fax: 412-481-1360 or e-mail: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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